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GREETING THE GOVERNOR.
An Informal Reception by James town Friends and Citizens Given hiin last Evening. Gov. Church was entertained at ari m promptu reception and lunch Wednesday evening that proved a very pleasant and SDciable occasion. His arrival here on the late train from the west, was known to one or two friends, and they immedi ately arranged a little program which would give many an opportunity of greet ing his excellency for the first time. The Gladstone was utilized for the oc casion. Many citizens of both parties, even on the short notice received, gath ered at the hotel. After general hand shaking and introductions tho visitors and friends took informal possession of the dining room and were served with lunch, coffee, fruit, cigars &c. The magic circle was completed and Judge Nickeus requested to act as chairman for the occasion. As the affair was entirely informal and strictly non-political, a gen eral sociable time followed. Many citi zens took occasion to welcome the gov ernor to Jamestown in short pithy re marks. Jokes were cracked, stories told, and the whole evening pleasantly spent. Govornor Church seemed to fully ap preciate the kindly expressions of good will so generously bestowed.. He re plied to all in a very happy talk that cer tainly impressed everyono with his clear good sense, and impartial estimate of official duties as governor. He mentioned the signing of the asylum appropriation bill, for which he had been expressly thanked, as only an act of justice, and expediency which he deemed necessary to be done. It was a duty ho could not shirk. He insisted on meeting his friends present not in the capacity of governor that on occasions like he thought no rank should interpose be tween them. He was deeply gratified for their kindness and courtesy, and hoped some day to bring his wife and more fully make the acquaintance of Jamestown people, who were known throughout the territory for their hospi tality and cordial entertainment to strangers. The governor's remarks were vigorously and cordially endorsed. Among the gentlemen who had a few words to say as the occasion prompted, were Colonel Plutnmer, who told his stories of war and peace in his usual hap py manner, B. S. Russell, Judge McHugh of Carrington, C. C. Waters, Roderick Rose R. E. Wallace said that a Church delegation should be sent from James town sure, as the governor had the last dab at our asylum appropriation. Capt. McGinnis, Dr. Archibald. Judge Stein bach, Col. E. S. Miller, D. E. Hughes, W. E. Mansfield of Minot, and others made a few remarks of a cordial nature. The governor took the train Thursday morning for Aberdeen and Huron. Fighting It in Court. Fargo Special: The case of the North ern Pacific Railway compay vs. J. W. Raymond, as territorial treasurer, came up before Judge McConnell this morning on the demurrer to the amended com plaint. The demurrer was overruled. The defendant elected to stand on the demurrer, and notice of appeal was given. This is the case growing out of the sei zure of the company's locomotives for taxes. The Bankers Re-Nigged. Napoleon Homestead: It is amusing to us to learn that Wm. O. Cole & Co., of Chicago, who "re-nigged" on taking Logan county funding bonds, as they agreed to, have purchased a fraudulent §1,000 bond on a mythical school town ship supposed by them to be in Logan county. Had that firm been half so pre cise with the negotiation of tho fraud ulent bond, as they were with the matter of funding bonds, they would have been ahead SI.000. Three other bankers had inquired in regard to the same fraud, and were notified that the same were "no good"—promptly. Cole fc Co. have our smypathy The X. D. Board of Agriculture. I. Wade returned Thursday from Grand Forks, where he has been attend ing a meeeting of the North Dakota board of agriculture, and reports an in teresting session. The board failed to decide upon the location of the next fair, and after considerable discussion, adjourned to meet again at Bismarck, on the 2Gth, of the month. Bismarck. Grand Forks, Fargo and Hillsboro, are the competitors. The fair was unanimously tendered to Jamestown, if we were ready for it, which it was decided wo were not In the election of olTieors. I. C. Wade was unanimously chosen for president, and John De Groat vice president. The election of the other officers was post poned until next meeting. Halladay's Minstrels. Halladay's burnt cork artists entertain ed a large audinece on Wednesday even ing. A minstrel troupe cannot be expect ed to have all new jokes, and the audi ence seemed to recognize this, for al though there were some with an ancient and familiar sound, they laughed just as long at them as they did at the new ones. Several of the dusky artists couldn't be anything but funny, and fre quently convulsed the house with a mo tion. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the show, and laughed themselves tired. Among the new features, the drill of the drum majors is a new one, and a taking one. The evolutions were rapid and ac curately performed, and the way the '•majors" manipulated the batons, was fully appreciated by the audience. Married. Mr. Daniel Marshall and Miss Emma Bailey, were united in marriage Tuesday evening, by the Rev. N. D. Fanning. Both the parties are employed at the asy lum, and have been kept busy since the ceremony in receiving the congratula tions of their friends. The bride is the M. daughter of Foreman Bailey of the Northern Pacific shops here. P1NGREE. H. M. Taber, of Ann Arbor, Mich., is here making preparations for seeding the farm. Mrs. C. Plowe was a passenger to tho city Tuesday. The Pijjestem river is booming, and those living on the other side will be obliged to remain there for awhile. Rev. Mr. Buttlemaw held services in the Bartholomen school house last Sun day. G.V.Alexander, a rising young at torney of Minneapolis, is here looking after the interests of the farm. Mr. and Mrs. John Hosimer are happy over the arrival of a fine girl baby. Ducks and geese are beginning to fly around the sloughs. Mrs. W. S. Britt is a subscriber to the weekly. She wants to be up with the times. Bob Gleason, the man lost in tho Janu ary blizzard, has at last been found. The Bennett boys discovered him in a snow drift last Monday. He was about three miles in the hills and about seven or eight miles from where he started in search of the horse. His body was well preserved, was frozen to the ground face down. From appearances lie had dug a hole in the snow for his head and shoulders. His whip was lying by his side. He was to have been buried Tues day, but owiug to the high water, they buried him 011 his claim west of here. His friends feel much relieved to know he is found and buried. Mr. Tubbs, Wyman fc Mullin's salesman, was calling on G. E. Lyman, Wednesday, and Frank Beals was show ing his teas and coffees to Mr. Grannis. The Ground Soaked With Water The snow still fills the ravines on the prairie, but most of it has melted within the past few days and soaked into the ground. There is more water in the ground now than there has been since 1883-4. Places that were dry last year at this time are filled with water and can't be traveled over for six weeks yet. The small sloughs and ponds are filled up. The prospect for an old-time tremendous wheat crop never was better. Farmers have not been able to seed any yet, how ever. Next week this work will begin in many localities in this county. A larger acreage than last year will be put in. The Republican Call. The call for the Dakota republican con vention to meet at Jamestown May 16 1S88 for the purpose of selecting two delegates and two alternates and four contingents and four alternates to the Chicago convention, is published in an other column. According to the basis of representation decided upon at the cen tral committee meeting at Aberdeen Stutsman county is entitled to eight dele gates. The apportionment of delegates is made upon tho basis of one delegate for every two hundred votes or major facction thereof, of total votes cast for delegate to congress in 188C. Will go to Cleveland Ohio. During Rev. J. H. Hartman's absence in the east, he received a call from a large and flcmrishing church in Cleve land, Ohio. The church has about 400 members, and is situated on Wilson avenue near Euclid avenue—in the most fashionable portion of the city. The chapel seats about 1000 people, and an auditorium is soon to be built that will accommodate 2000. Mr. Hartman went east to settle the pstate of his father, and while in Cleveland was prevailed upon by his friend Dr. Durstine, who is a rela tive of Li. B. Durstine, to occupy the pul pit at this church which was then with out a pastor. Ho pleased the congrega tion so well that at a subsequent meeting they decided unanimously to give him a call. It is understood that this church pays its pastor a large salary. Mr. Hartman has decided to accept the call and is now arranging to remove to Cleveland. He will close his pastorate hero on the last Sunday in the month, and leave in time to undertake the du ties of his new charge the following Sun day. Mr. Hartman will still keep his farm in Dakota, and tend to the growing of No. 1 hard as usual. It is unnecessary to say that his ninny strong friends in this place greatly regret his departure, but are pleased that his talents and ability have been so splendidly recognized. Profit in Cattle and Sheep. The manager of the Troy farm in Kid der county, John Van Dtisen, has de termined to engage more extensively than ever in stock raising. He has al ready a herd of 200 cattle, which have wintered splendidly on hay and straw. Out of this bunch ho shipped a car load of fat steers to Chicago to-day, which indicates how much profit there is in stock, if this business is carefully man aged, like everything is done on the Troy farm. These steers were three years old, and will average 1,(X)0 weight each. Last fall Mr. Van Dusen could only have obtained about S3o per head for his stock. He concluded to try the experiment of winter fattening, and has feed the steers on ground barley and oats, and screen ings. Thir increase in weight has aver aged at least 300 pounds. He will get 860 ahead for the cattle this spring, and considers he has made money by winter ing them. Another source of profit that Undo John can see is the purchase of sheep from Montana this spring, letting them fatten on Dakota grass this snmmer and fall, and then ship to the east, without having the care of them in winter. He will leave in a few days for Miles City, 1 where he expects to be able_to purchase Asa 1- all the young sheep he wants, at $2.50 ahead. By pasturing thein this sum mer, and tuirty days before shipment* feeding them a little extra, he expects to get at least $6 per head. This leaves a good profit, with little risk, and compara tively no expense in the meantime. RIO REALITIES. Mrs. N. E. Farnsworth spent a couple of days in Jamestown the first of the week. Mr. Buchanan has purchased a seed drill, and will use it on all his land ex cepting the new breaking. Miss Laura Strong will leave Friday for a short visit in Kansas. She expects to return in about ten weeks. The North Dakota Elevator is opened again, and at present tho men are busily cleaning and shipping wheat. O. C. Christopherson came down from llockford Tuesday, to shake hands with his many friends. Farmers of this neighborhood having hay in the coteaux, cannot get to it ow ing to the overflow of the Pipestem. Tho farmers are all very anxious to commence seeding, and would begin at onco were it not for the many little sloughs which are filled with water. But two or three day's sun and wind will dry tho small ones up, and then everyone will begin work. There will be preaching at the station ne.\t Sunday. Rev. Gimblett, will con duct the services. MEDINA. Richard Ahrensis spending a few'days Jamestown. Thomas Williams was called to James town on business, Saturday. Henry Wilckens is doing the carpen ter work ou A. J. Hills residence near tow n. School will commence April 16th. A. J. Hill has accepted a position on the section. A valuable pony belonging to tho Ah rens Bros, was killed by a west bound freight train last week near Crystal Springs. Mr. and Mrs. P. McNulty moved into the section house last week, and are mak ing numerous and expensive improve ments, which will be a great benefit to the boarders and insure first-class accom odations to those wishing to stop over at their place. Owen Hartgravos of Windsor, has ta ken charge of the water works here. Mr. Hartgraves is considered a first-class pumper, and will keep the tank full no doubt. John Utterdahl has returned from Jamestown, and will remain among us for a few days. Mr. Utterdahl says he will reside in Jamestown this summer. THE lll I AM) HIS I'A HI). There was ail old bum. and he had a wooden leg, And lie had 110 tobacco, nor tobacco could he beg: He had an old pard, who wascunnin as a fox, "Who always had tobacco, in his old tobacco box. S iy.s he to his pard—""Would you give me a chew.'" '\Yo" says his pard, "I'll be il' I do. Drink less whisky and save up your rocks, And you'll always have tobacco in your old to bacco box." —lYancey, I'oet. The High "Water. The river is now higher than it has been for six years. Thursday the force at the roller mill worked all night, haul ing dirt to strengthen the south portion of the dam, which was threatened to be flooded. At 7 o'clock this morning, about forty-five feet of slashes, which ex tended from the gate of tho dam to the mill, gave away and were carried about half a milo down stream where tliey were caught and sc oured. Tho back wa'ter is now tho great danger, and it is not improbable but some of the lowest portions of the city will be HooJed. H. W. Dewey's house below Sheriff McKechnie's, is surround ed by water, and tho mill basement is covered to the depth of about five .feet, suspending all grinding for the present. Some wheat stored in tho basement, has also been damaged, but not any consid erable amount. Manager White thinks most of tho danger from above is passed but can't tell wluit the back water may do, as it fails to run off as fast as it pours over the dam. The water fell over afoot 1 his morning after the slashos which held it back, gave way. Gray Bros. Artesian Wells. John Gray has returned from a trip to Moorhead and Devils Lake, at both of which places the Gray Bros, have arte sian wells now under way. Operations have only recently been commenced at Devils Lake. At Moorhead something of the bad luck which has attended tho work on the well here was met with. The pipe broke and it became necessary to pull up and start, a new hole. Mr. Gray says the new hole will be a ton inch one. Tho asylum well is now down 1.345 feet. Here another recent accident has retarded the work. A "kink' in the pipe has occurred, and the whole length will have to be pulled out. Mr. Gray says no indications of gas have been seen yet, but that he expects to find gas at about 1,400, which depth will soon be reached if the bad luck leaves them. The Gray Brothers now have two com plete outfits at work—one here and the other at Moorhead. He is idle that might be better em ployed. Dyspepsia is never idle—its tortures never cease. Better employ Warner's Log Cabin Hops and Buchu remedy, put the stomach in healthy ac tion, and be fitted to continue your regu lar employment. THE ALLIANCE ELEVATORS. FARMERS TO HANDLE AM) SELL THEIR OWN GRAIN. PRESIDENT LOUCKS EXPLAINS THE ENTERPRISE, President Loucks Explains his new Elevator Enterprise to the Members of the Stutsman County Alliance— Will Prevent Mixing and Maintain the Reputation of No. 1 Hard. A very large meeting of the Farmers alliance was hold yesterday afternoon. Tho rooms over Bischoff's on Fifth ave nue could not accommodate tho crowd, and tho meeting was adjourned to tho Armory. President Loucks delivered a telling speech to which most of his hear ers remained to listen until its close. Tho principal object of tho meeting was to present to tho farmers the plan of establishing alliance elevators in this lo cality. In Minnesota and Dakota there are about fijlty already in operation, and such is the favor with which the project is received, that Mr. Loucks expects to have 300 in operation this year in this territory and Minnesota. He lias boon speaking in Cass, Pembi na, Walsh and Stutsman counties on this subject, and says the farmers generally express a willingness to take what stock thoy are able, and in many localities they are abundantly able to take all that is necessary. The average cost of the ele vators will bo about $2,000. Tho plan is to buy the wheat and keep it under the entire control of tho alliance men from the time it is put in tho local elevator until it is unloaded at the Liver pool docks. By this means mixing and consequent destruction of grades is pre vented, and the extra price which our pure hard wheat should bring is ob tained. Mr. Loucks says this is a per fectly feasible plan, and can be operated by shipping tho hard wheat from Dakota and Minnesota to alliance elevators at Duluth, Minneapolis, Buffalo and other terminal points. The grain will not be handled by other elevators nor by tho miller's association, and no inferior grades will be allowed to be mixed with it. The MIXING OF SOFT WHEAT with our hard berry has almost destroys I its value. Mr. Loucks states hat in February, 188G, Duluth hard wheat was worth in the English market twelve cents a bushel more than the best English grade. In November of tho next year, 1887, the constant mixing of inferior grades in America had caused the hard wheat buy ers in England to give twelve cents a bushel less than for the English product. If this deterioration continues wo will soon loose our hard wheat market alto gether, and tho price of our finest wheat will bo 11st what the millers associa tion and elevator companies choose to make it. President Loucks estimates, from fig ures carefully obtained, that if the hard wheat of Dakota could be sent direct to tho English market and on its merits, the farmers would get thirty ccnts a bushel more than they do now. He said the Alliance elevators proposed buying direct from farmers, paying cash for the grain, the same as other elevator compa nies. If the other companies raised tho price above the market rate in order to freeze the Alliance buyers out, tho eleva tors would just close down for the time being, and the farmers would be thus benefitted by the advanced price any way. ALLIANCES INCREASING. Secretary F. B. Fancher has recently been organizing alliances in Eddy, Foster and Benson counties, and in all of theso places, he says, the farmers are willing to subscribe to the elevator stock and. aro taking a great intorest in the work of the alliance. There have been one hundred new alliances organized in Dakota this year, and there aro already 550 in tho ter ritory, and the members are keeping up their dues promptly, showing the interest taken. Mr. Loucks expects to have 1,000 alliances in the territory by January 1st, next. INORE AS ED IMMIG11 ATION. Northern Paeliic Land Sales One Hundred Per Cent Larger Than Last Year. Pioneer Press: An accurate account of tlio number of the second class pass engers is kept by General Passenger Agent Charles S. Fee, of the Northern Pacific, who shows an astonishing in crease in this travel in 18S8, over the cor responding season of 1887. From Mr. Fee's report, it appears that the number of second class passengers carried to Spokane Falls, or points west of there was 120 per cont greater in Feburary of this year than in February 1887, and S8V£ per cent greater in March' than in tho same month last year. Tho number carried, the comparison and increase is shown best in tabular form, only passen gers going to Spokane Falls or west of there being included: lfW. 1SH-8. Increase. February Mi .. 701 aim-eh ''MIW 1.438 Mr. Feo says that a very considerable part of the largo increase in passenger earnings during March, has come from business originating east of St. Paul, the road's eastern terminal. While the passenger department is reaping a harvest from the enormous traffic, tho land department of tho North ern Pacific comes up booming with an in crease in business for February and March of last year over 100 per cent larger than during the same months last year. In talking over the work of his department, Col. Lamborn, land com missioner, said yesterday: At this time of the year the immigra tion is very largely to the Pacific slope, and the increase in sales in Washington territory has been at the rate of 120 per cent. Montana has also deceived a large increase in business. Later in the sea son business generally becomes better klJ* for Minnesota and Dakota. Our busi ness is very good for this time of the year, and the general outlook for immi gration to the Northwest is very promis ing for the year 1888. When the railroad company recogni zes the fact that a Dakota emigrant is worth as much as a one in Washington Territoy and acts accordingly-it will be a great thing for Dakota. SURPRISE AND RECEPTION. A Pleasant Reception Given a James town Man and liis Wife. Mr. and Mrs, O. A. Boynton have re turned from Aitkin Minnesota where thoy have beon spending the winter. They made many friends there, as the following account of a reception tendered thoin as given in tho Aitkin Age will show: As tho sun was reaching the. horizon on Saturday of last week some of the ladies of Aitkin wore se-n wending their way towards the residence of O. A. Boynton, sprung on him what they call a complete surprise. He was taken by the net thrown around him, and after some stam mering succeedod in inviting them in and bidding thorn welcome. After a hearty hand shaking Rev. Davidson delivered the follwing address: "Dear brother and sister Boynton yon may think that we are enemies to break in upon you in this manner, but that you may not"become nervous or disturbed, let me say that we come as friends. The thought that you are going to leave us so soon grates heavily on oiir hearts. True, our acquaintance has been short, but short as is has been we have learned to appreciate your many kindnesses and your power of agitation, provoking us to good works and deeds of love. The ladies as is always the case, have brought this upon you, and have kindly invited us here. Wo present to you dear brother these slippers aud case, not because of their intrinsic value, but as a little mornento, hoping that as often as your eyes drop on and your feet take shelter within them, you may think of the friends in Atkin, and remember that we shall ever retain in our memory your short but pleasant stay with us, until we shall gather in the home above where memory shall never fail and parting shall be no more. Sister Boynton, we present to you this brush and case as a token of christian love and friendship, hoping that the rec ollections of your short stay with us will never be erased from your memory, and that yon have found your stay with ufj as pleasant as we can ass are you it has been to us, for green in the memory of our souls your quiet and amiable life is indelibly printed. Trusting that you and your dear husband may return to your home to enjoy many years of peace and prosperity, continually overshadowed by the Holy Ghost, and may yon bo thus kept until "the Master shall say como up higher, there to be welcomed by those whom the Lord may call home before, and at last to be joined by the unbroken company which surrounds you here to day.^ Establishing Cream Routes. Grand Rapids Journal: While in Jamestown, A. E. Franks secured 0110 of the new, patent, Davis & Rankin cream cans. Although a very simple contriv ance, tho cans look as though they would prove very valuable our farmers Who will engage in the cream business this summer. They have an inside chamber, and when placed in a tank of cool water, it fills up, without touching the cream, thereby keeping it in excellent condition. When tho can is properly used, milk placed in it will be separated from the cream in five hours at tho outside. A gauge on the side of the can marks tho amount of cream that has risen on the milk, and the farmer is thus saved the time and trouble of measuring. On Tuesday last, Mr. Franks started out to establish cream routes fot the season. He met with great success as far as he went, and tho patent can he took along, was very well liked by the- farmers and he will* place a large number of them throughout the farming community of tho county. He will establish routes now as rapidly as possible, and by the first day of May, at least, our Grand Rap ids cream station will be running at full blast. Minnesota Logging. David Bottsford, who has had a large forco of men at work on his logging con tracts in the Minnesota woods all winter, has returned to Jamestown to look after his large farming operations. Mr. Botts ford's contract called for 3,000,000 feet of logs, but the deep snow which started to melt and then froze over, forming a hard crust, made it impossible for toams to move about, and work was discontinued when 2,400,000 feet had been cut. Mr. Bottsford had better luck than most of his fellow contractors, and his firm was well satisfied with his work and gave him a contract for 5.000,000 feet for next winter. Hard Wheat Sold It. The bonanza farm at Menokon, known as the Chase property, recently sold to Ohio parties for 824,000. The Tribune says tho sale was effected as follows: The chief purchasor of tho Chase farm became interested in North Dakota in this way. As a miller in Ohio he was grinding western spring wheat purchased at Chicago. A friend of his, familiar with the real article, suggested the idea of sending to North Dakota and buying di rectly from one of the Northern Pacific elevators. He ordered a car load from a friend in Jamestown. When he got it, it was so much different from the Chicago wheat and made so much better Hour that he made up his mind that he "would own some of the soil that produced such a .wonderful berry. In following up his determination to have a Dakota farm ho reached the Missouri slope, and after due deliberation and negotiation, he pur chased the Chase property. Havana Press Drills. I. M. Adams of Grand Rapid&, went north this afternoon. He is supplying the farmers of the James River valley with press drills. He reports the CoopSr Brothers of jDooperstown—-purchasing eleven of them to seed their £500 acres. J. J. Roper has them for sale at this place. C.'tjfer*t As* SENATOR DAVIS has presented the side of division of Dakota and admission of the south half, in probably the best light it has yet been put. Yet good as the speech is, nearly all members of congress agree that it will prove un availing. The effect of the speech will be practically nothing except to illustrate the fine abilities of the Min nesota senator.. The eyes of the division calf are "sot." Several references in the speech seem in questionable taste. He said the population of Utah could not be com pared with the Christian community in South Dakota, and seemed to infer that tho community in the north might near er assimilate with the Utah class, and both to be kept out of the union: that the South Dakota people came from the southern and eastern staves situated on more similarly parallel lines. The north ern hoards were rather of a mongrel com position, of a more miscellaneous origin that they had little in common with the southern part of the population. Their tastes were unalike, interests opposed, markets different and conflict of thought and action inevitable to arise. This is a strange hallucination that possesses the orators of division. If they wore here on the ground they would see that'the Northern Dakota man, has the same organs, dimensions, affections is tickeled with the same harvests, suffers from the same reverses as the South Da kota Christian. He walks with the lat ter, talks with him, buys and sells with hiui, and will go farther than Shylock,— will eat pork and pray with him,—and by all rules of equity he should be taken into the union with him. Mr. Davis calls the Aberdeen conven tion a grotesque gathering of a few peo ple, run by politicians. Of course the south statehood conventions and elec tions had no politicians in them, neither was Mr. Davis' speech, in fact, rather a republican campaign document than a plea for the great territory of Dakota. MICHIGAN has a republican pres idential candidate in the per son of Gov. Russell A. Alger, who is making a rustle among the can didate's dry bones, by his strictly busi ness methods of working the "boom.' General Alger has known tho sound of the "boom" from childhood. He is a judge of "booms," and knows a good one when he hears it. He has been in the lumber business in Michigan too long, to let any new style of boom drown the sonorousness of the real thing. The governor has a record of sixty bat tles in tho war, great charities at home, popularity among the Wolverines—all reasons, good and true, why the conven tion should pauso and reflect on the Al ger allegro movement. Yet from tlfe governor's back office in Detroit, where the old fashioned boom cadence is being manufactured, will come the true reason why the conven tion will give ear and there are many ar guments which would indicate that it would be well so to do. A SON of Charles Dickens, is reading extracts from his father's novels, to large audiences throughout the country. The cords of consanguinity are still sufficient to draw both curiosity and dollars out of Americans. It is said to bo noticeable that the hero worship involved in this, is given by the middle aged and older class es. The absence of young people from the lectures, is remarked, and the charge of literary degeneracy goes along with it. However, this is not necessarily true. The abnormal freaks of Dickens' dime museum characters are not as attractive or novel as they once were. Like Jarley's wax works, there is too much staring of eyes, rigidity of limbs, and rouge on the cheeks of Dickens,' creations." The show will not even draw with the country people county fair week, now. THE Alert is gratified even to embar rassment by tho compliment which Gen eral Passenger Agent Ivenyon, of the "Burlington Route," has seen fit to be stow upon it. Ho has exalted a few candid words, guilelessly written about that favorite road, into an imposing two sheet poster, and in letters more august than a circus bill, commands all to "read what tho papers say about tho Burling ton"—and underneath is what The Alert said. Thousands of these will go out over the northwest and stare the public in tho face from stands and walls innum erable. If it was not generally known that Mr. Kenyon is one of the most original ad vertisers, and successful passenger agents in the west, it would be indelicate for The Alert to say that he has again tri umphed. THERE is said to be a democratic paper soon to appear at Casselton. Colonel Plummer has been suggested as the edi tor who could promulgate the doctrine to the satisfaction of the faithful. The col onel's engagements as a republican cama paign orator this summer might inter fere, however, with this editorial work. Undulating the bloody shirt and writing robust democratic editorials might seem an incongruous occupation to some men, but with the colonel's mercurial disposition, it is not any strain on his principles what ever. The people absorb the essence of both with equal avidity, and are as fully satisfied as if the draught came from a fountain, pure and nndefiled.